Choice Schools
  • New Branches Charter Academy
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

New Branches Charter Academy strives to provide a positive learning environment, along with a rigorous academic and cultural program where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens, life-long learners, and world leaders.


New Branches Charter Academy, in partnership with educators, students, families and community stakeholders, closes the achievement gap and transforms the human culture by developing problem solvers and life-long learners who are fully prepared for high school, college, global economy careers, and world change.

New Branches Charter Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Community We strive to create a safe environment that fosters inclusiveness and belonging by students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Perseverance We always strive to push ourselves and our students to their fullest potential.
  • Responsibility Students, parents and staff are respectful to each other. Students learn to understand their responsibilities and take initiative to act upon them in their local, national and world communities.
  • Diversity We embrace and value working with families with rich cultural and diverse backgrounds. We recognize that immersion in a variety of cultures will prime our students to work and live in a global economy. We celebrate and honor all the perspectives and aspects of every culture and background that creates the fabric of our school culture.
  • Teamwork We provide a respectful process for open communication, collaboration and the opportunity for everyone to realize their value in our school community.
  • Communication We will practice healthy, open and candid dialogue between all members of our school community. Healthy dialogue is that which encourages necessary conversations and respects all parties.
  • Stewardship We ensure that our teaching and operational principles and practices are morally sound, ethical, transparent, respectful, and honest.


Our real masterpiece is the unleashing of human potential. While our main focus is on creating the conditions of success for children to achieve their dreams, we also focus on developing one another through meaningful relationships, challenging work, constructive feedback, sound professional training, and a true commitment to nurturing the career path of each team member.


Substitute Bus Driver

Substitute Bus Drivers will work on an "as-needed" basis. When covering, driver will be on route from 6:30AM-8:30AM and/or 2:30PM-4:30PM.

This role can also work as a Student Supervision Aide- 10 hours per week guaranteed!

Training Provided!

New Branches Charter School Academy

3662 Poinsettia Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Phone: (616) 243-6221

Job Goal:
To transport students to and from school site and to assure the safety of their passengers while in the school bus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drives a school bus safely in accordance with time schedules for transporting students to and from their homes, a variety of school sites, and on field trips as assigned.
  • Oversees the loading and unloading of students, releasing students to authorized individuals and assures that safety belts are fastened.
  • Maintains order and proper discipline of passengers; resolves disputes, documents, and reports severe disciplinary cases.
  • Conducts accident investigations.
  • Assures maintenance of bus is in safe and clean operating condition; reports needed mechanical repairs, installs special safety belts, sweeps interior of the bus and washes windows daily, services the bus with gas and oil, and follows established security procedures.
  • Establishes drop off and pickup order of assigned students; confers with parents, supervisors, and other staff regarding transportation needs, plots route on map, documents route, and adjusts route for new and/or dropped students.
  • Directs routing and scheduling of buses and reviews bus stop locations for safety and efficiency.
  • Monitors students with special health problems while on bus after receiving written or oral instruction and is aware and alert to any sign of difficulty following prescribed instructions and procedures.
  • Responds to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a variety of records and reports including but not limited to mileage, routing, maintenance, and time schedules.
  • Represents the school in a positive and professional manner.
  • Attends meetings, programs, and in-service trainings as assigned.
  • Sets high standards and expectations and promotes professional growth for self and others.
  • Assists the other routes when breakdown or other unusual circumstances occur as assigned.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


  • Valid Driver's License with CDL B, P, and S endorsements
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employer.
  • Exemplary driving record.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Solid record of punctuality.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in a school setting with school-age children.
  • Valid certifications required by the Department of Transportation and Michigan Department of Education.
  • Knowledge and skills working with At-Risk students.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.

To apply, please visit: Once on this website, if applying from a computer the start of the application is to the right of your screen under "Apply Now". If on your mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the job posting to view the first step of the application under "Apply Now".

Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist directly with questions at

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